Pete Alonso‘s home run that got over the Green Monster traveled 116.3 mph out of the park. It was the shot heard round the world. That was just one of three home runs for New York in a 7-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
The home run was a huge boost to a stagnant Mets offense that only mustered five runs during an opening weekend flop against the Braves. 24 hours earlier the Mets were humiliated on Sunday Night Baseball by Atlanta 14-1.
The Mets got the bats going early against Josh Osich with Michael Conforto hitting his 1st home run of the season–a 434 foot bomb to right field in the 2nd inning. Alonso followed with a laser beam off Jeffrey Springs in the 3rd inning to give New York a 4-0 lead.
Michael Wacha worked 5 innings of five-hit ball with a walk and four strikeouts in his Mets debut, utilizing his impressive change up. His performance was a sigh of relief after Rick Porcello was lit up in his debut on Sunday.
Mets rookie David Peterson gets the ball in his major league debut on Tuesday night in Boston.
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